Tuesday, 24 June 2008


A man's character can be measured by his... Heart, Respect, Passion, Friendship, Loyalty, Devotion, Legacy & Love.

"It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by the dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions and spends himself in a worthy course; who at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who, at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly; so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory or defeat."

Awsome and insperational words


Tuesday, 17 June 2008



Have a look at the new bloodline fight team video.............

Sunday, 15 June 2008


 BLOODLINE FIGHT TEAM,S  113KG 6FT4 heavyweight  fighter  (DOKTOR) made his debut in the cage tonight at CAGE RAGE CONTENDERS , and won his first fight in 1 min 45 seconds of the first round with brutal ground and pound .

Cornering DOKTOR was K.O thai boxing coach paul marut and RGDA UK head instructor eddie kone .
DOKTOR has now been asked to participate at cage rage 27 in wembley his opponent is yet to be confirmed keep checking back for details.

well done from the whole team.................


Saturday, 14 June 2008


The biggest fighter at RGDA UK makes his debut at cage rage contenders in london tonight , DOKTOR will be fighting in the octagon in the heavy weight divison.

He has been working hard on his THAI BOXING and his JIU JITSU and now feels confident to show the world what he has to offer....
will post reports and pics later.

wish him all the best for this fight.


Wednesday, 11 June 2008


Kron Gracie, son of bjj and mma legend Rickson Gracie competed in the  BJJ 2008 mundials this past weekend and lost his first fight in the black belt division by choke........

I have read a lot on the forums relating to this matter but lets put things into perspective.
Has everyone forgotten,
                                                                           KRON GRACIE
has submitted his last 51 opponent's consecutively , in case you never heard the first time i said  51 fights 51 submissions  in bjj tournaments, and not just in his division but in absolute divisions too .
he has won the worlds pan American's the list go,s on.
So now he loses his fight at the worlds and suddenly i hear kron is not that good etc. so lets have a look, Braulio Estima got submitted, Roger Gracie lost,does this make them or there achievements any less? .look in all sports everyone is allowed to have a bad day, true champions lose true champions come back that's what makes a champion, ask any of them.
The real problem is we put them on a pedestal and try have them live up to our expectations but we forget that we are human, nothing more nothing less, and  we all make mistakes, each and everyone of us mess up that's part of who we are , not one single person is bullet proof .
this is just my observation of this situation.
Better luck next time Kron...

everyone else lets 
keep training ...


Tuesday, 10 June 2008

Gracie Humaitá wins big at BJJ Worlds 2008

Congratulations to my team members  RGDA / GRACIE HUMAITA  and all who participated to represent the team at the 2008 world championships what an amazing job.......... 

you have done us all proud.


Thursday, 5 June 2008


I have found over my countless hrs spent on the mat,s teaching,sparing and drilling that there seems to be 3 fundamental elements to being able to finish a fight with a submission.

The first element being good positioning , without a good position it is almost impossible to be able to set up the submission . I like to teach a lot of positional games in the academy this teaches students that a dominant position could be the difference between almost submitting an opponent or a clean and decisive submission .
Then there is timing, this is where most people have a problem, when the timing is wrong it is almost impossible to surprise your opponent and make the submission work , so this has to be drilled over and over.
then comes the execution of the technique , clean concise and straight to the point , its the k.o of the bjj world, set him up take him out.
combine these 3 elements together along with combination attacks and 99 percent of the time you will be able to submit your opponent .
Its easy in words but not so easy to perform live, the way i like to drill this is i find a really strong guy in the academy who has some knowledge of bjj, i spar with him and when he starts to use his power i try to stay relaxed and go around the resistance he is offering me by using maximum of 3 moves i.e armlock, shoulder lock , triangle and bounce back and fourth or within the 3 until i catch him.
So In order for you to execute the perfect submission its down to simple mathematics,,,,,,,
gain a dominant POSITION,  work out his/her TIMING,  And execute your move .........
most of all keep working the basic positions and attack combinations...


Tuesday, 3 June 2008



I arrived in Newark to a warm sunny day , the flight had been long and tyring all i wanted to do was head to the hotel take a shower and hit the mats to train in hopes it would shake off the jet lag.
 lately i had been feeling both spiritually and physically dehydrated and when this happens threes only one thing to do , head back to the river , the source, where my extended family and Friends were. 
I stepped out of the airport and the humidity hit me the smell of the streets , the sirens , the new york city skyline, wow i thought I'm home....
After a quick shower i headed down to the academy and was greeted by my Friends it was such an amazing feeling to be in a place away from the world where i could just be.
 Training was intense as the worlds are only one week away the academy was packed and after the warm up my kimono could have been wrung out it was drenched , we went through competition techniques and then came the sparring purple brown and black belts , 2 hrs later i left the academy drenched sore and feeling great , the next few days were the same, then Sunday arrived.
There was a sense of unity and urgency within the academy as over 30 reps were present from all over the world, USA , Israel , Brazil , and London i hadn't seen that many black belts in one room since visiting Brazil. 
Royler and David arrived and we were greeted by roylers huge smile and Davids hug, the meeting got underway and  the Rgda vision for the next year looks very promising thats all i am saying , then came the promotions  a brown and purple belt, then four black belts,  david turns to us and says "those of you who didn't get promoted don't worry your turn will come" and explained that we needed a little more time and understanding of the art  etc etc.
 Royler says black belts are not gifts to be awarded, a black belt is showing maturity, understanding of the art,dedication and various other attributes. Royler then turns to Dave and Dave says "i almost forgot i have one more black belt to award he paused for a second his eyes looking up and down the room and said "Eddie Kone " i was stunned for a few seconds and walked over to where they were standing, Royler takes of my  brown belt and ties the black belt around me shakes my hand, hugs me and says" well done good job you deserve this " dave does the same and says well done bro you earned it" the rest was a blurr......
After the promotions me and oz headed to new york and partied hard, i don't remember much just that we ended up in hooters bar, a few Irish bars where people were chanting "were not that drunk"over and over,  times square, fifth avenue, and various other places.
Having spent the past few days in new jersey training , hanging out, catching up with Friends both new and old  and just trying to refocus on myself find a little peace of mind and figure out where i will be heading and what i will be doing for the rest of the year both in BJJ and in my personal life this was the icing on the cake, so where do i go from here, ? what do i do now, ?
 let me tell you.....
This is just the begining my bjj starts here, if i can be half the people /teachers/ inspiration's  royler and david are and can inspire teach and carry on the gracie legacy through bjj i have one regret,
that i only have one life to do it in......
Thanks to all who have supported and stuck through both the good, bad ,hard, and easy times with me, RGDA UK , RGDA ROMANIA  you are and will always be special we are not a team we are family  .... 
i haven't achieved much in my life, but i dedicate this achievement to the person i miss most everyday in my life, the person who told me to never give up on my dreams ( my grandmother) this is for you (sometimes dreams do come true , thank you ). 

To everyone else, see you on the mats .